Book by Gray, La Doris
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La Doris Gray is an only child. Her father was an alcoholic and she was 18 years of age when her mother died of cancer. She married her husband when she was 19 and when she was 21 her husband was pronounced dead at the scene when he was tragically shot down on the street by an unknown assailant. She gave birth to her son two weeks after she buried her husband.
Quite often, life tragedies such as these causes a person to retreat, to look for some kind of solace, some kind of refuge from all of the painful events that our lives can sometimes throw our way. In her case, it was all of the aformentioned life events that caused her to ask questions about the deeper meaning of life. And so, she ws pushed back inside of herself, not realizing that it was there that she would eventually began to find her answers.
For the past 25 years or so, spirituality and metaphysics have both played major roles in her life. It was through meditation and reading, attending spiritual classes, lectures and seminars, all of which stressed the importance of turning within, that she began to intuitively sense that she is a part of something greater.
She also began to realize that each and everyone of us, in spite of our fears, insecurities and limitations, has his own personal divine connection with this Source.
Strengthening her inner connection with this Source, this Life Force, God, if you will, has become the major theme in her life. And out of her desire to strengthen her inner connection with God, she also discovered that a book was lying dormant within her, waiting to be written. And because her book touches upon so many deep, moving and intimate issues about life, she was prompted from within to title the book; "Intimate Letters About Life"
La Doris Gray was born in 1947. She grew up in a small town near the San Francisco Bay Area. She currently resides in Oakland, Calif. where she and her adult son, who is instrumental in her writting career, are working on various future projects.
For the past thirty years, La Doris Gray has been employed at one of the major Telephone Companies. While working in the communications field she has held various positions. She currently holds a position as a Training Coordinator in which she is responsible for training new employees.
Although she has never pursued a college degree, she has attended various community colleges where she has taken courses in Psychology, Sociology, English Literature and Creative Writing.
She belongs to various book organizations such as Independant Bay Area Book Association and Publishers Marketing Association.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
My deep fascination with God, human emotions and spirituality is what led me to educate myself in these three areas. And after many, many years of reading and intense study, I felt it was time to share what I have learned with others, which is why I decided to write this book.
You will probably find this an easy book to read, because this is a book that has been written for me and for you. And this is a book about me and about you. And I have no doubt that you will recognize yourself, as well as someone you know, somewhere within these pages.
Anyone who has ever lived and experienced the pleasure and the pain of intense emotions will be able to relate to the letters in this book. So, unless you are a monk living in a monastery, you will be able to relate to the thoughts and the ideas as contained here within this book.
Cleverly written in the form of intimate letters, this book deals with deep and emotional social issues such as: teen pregnancy, teen sex, promiscuity, virginity, monogamy, child molestation, child abuse, drugs, AIDS, handguns, domestic violence, drunk driving, gang violence, police brutality, and many other social issues that plague our troubled society are firmly and honestly dealt with in this book.
In the area of interpersonal relationships you will find such topics as: Troubled marriages, infidelity, deception, betrayal teen/parent relationships, step parenting, romantic love relationships (how to start them, how to nurture them and how to end them), spiritual relationships, homosexual relationships, bisexual relationships, transsexual relationships, and many other important aspects of relationship concerns are covered in this book. You will also find personal letters of comfort, letters to empower, letters of encouragement, and personal letters of inspiration that will push you on to greater heights.
This book can also be used as a manual or handbook of sorts, in which you can read through to get ideas on how to formulate your own personal letters. You can also use this book to help you express something that you may have wanted to say to someone but didn't quite know how to say it.
It's about relationships, it's about communication, it's about integrity and it's about the ability to look within yourself to find God!
This book has been written in a deep, moving and intense writing style that will touch you deeply. And although these letters are purely fictitious, not only will you find them believable, but you will also find them very valuable because they do carry within them hints and messages of our everyday real life experiences.
While writing this book, it was not my intent to try to impress you with a lot of complex and hard to understand big words, or to try to impress you with a high degree of intelligence. My only intent is to try to relate to you on a human level and to connect with you and a spiritual level. And I think that I have managed to accomplish this with my book. I hope you will find out for yourself.
I hope this book will somehow find its way into your life, and I hope you will see the value in sharing it with others. I wrote this book for you and for me, with the intent that it will help each and everyone of us to understand, and to improve the quality of our relationships with ourselves and with each other, by the re-establishment of our own personal and divine connection with God.
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